Freeware LHA-1 Tarawa for X-Plane released as beta

The amphibious assault ship, which replaces the X-Plane aircraft carrier is still under development, but you can try it right away.

A few weeks ago, we told you about the LHA-1 Tarawa that is being developed for X-Plane by a community member. If that got you excited and you would like to give it a try, you now can.

Do keep in mind that the Tarawa is still very heavy into development and there are a lot of unfinished things, such as textures, for example. But you can already try quite a few amazing features.

In the readme.txt file included you will have a list of items you can control:

  • Non tactical lights
  • Hover Position Indicator (HPI) arrayDatum lights
  • Optical Landing System (OLS) bar
  • SGSI array 1 (port abeam side)
  • SGSI array 2 (starboard abeam side)
  • Tactical Green Deck lights bright/dim toggle
  • remove crafts on deck (this clears the deck of all aircraft but elevator's)

Do notice that the LHA-1 replaces the X-Plane default carrier. Unfortunately, there is no way to add landable carriers to the sim.

So, do make sure you read the instructions on how to install the carrier, so everything goes smoothly. And, please, don’t forget to provide the author with your feedback so he can carry on doing a great job at bringing the Tarawa to X-Plane.

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Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them.

Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers.

Sérgio is's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.


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